Thursday, September 22, 2011

4 Months

I can't believe Jane is 4 months old.
We went in for the 4 month check-up the other day, and she is still a "lanky" 25% for weight and now 95% for height.  Keep it up baby, you'll love it when you're 20!

Some fun facts about my little Jane-E Poo at 4 months:
1. She has the funniest bed time routine.  She goes to bed happily and refuses her binky, because she wants to talk to her little friend, the sea horse, that lights up and plays little songs for her while she's going to bed.  Then she will decide she's ready, and yell for you to come give her the binky.  She smiles at you when you come to put it in, making it hard to leave because you just have to smother her with kisses for another 5 minutes.  Then she's done and we don't hear from her until the morning.
2. Her fingers {or fist} are in her mouth all the time.
3. She drools enough for 3 babies.
4. These last 2 things make solid feeding quite difficult.  We just started trying solids this week, and she really loves it, but here's how it goes:
Mom puts spoon with food in Jane's mouth.
Jane tries to swallow it, but most keeps coming back out {darn tongue}.
Mom scrapes up food off chin and goes in for a second go-round.
Food is very thinned out because of the drool.
More comes out.
Then the hand goes in the mouth, trying to get the food back in.
Pureed sweet potatoes aren't exactly easy to put in one's mouth by using one's hand.
Mom tried to pin hands down.  Not a good idea.
Jane eventually freaks out because she really wants the sweet potatoes, but we can't get it to work yet.
5. She wakes up so happy - it's one of my very most favorite parts of the day.
6. Jane loves to make noise with the copious amounts of spit she produces.  She gets very creative.
7. She loves, LOVES her older sisters.  If I'm in the middle of something, and she starts to get fussy, I just ask Lauren to go talk to her and immediately she is giggling.
8.  She is SO TICKLISH!  I swear every part of her body is a tickle spot.  My favorite is her jaw.  Sometimes all I have to do it kiss her chin and it puts her into uncontrollable giggles.
9. She loves when I sing the Ginger Baby song that I made up {I'll sing it for you sometime.  It's super awesome} and when I sing Silly Love Songs by Wings {just the chorus}.  And it only works when I do it.  Which I kind of adore.
10. She loves to be outside and swing with me in the Snugli.
11. It takes her breath away when I walk really fast down the stairs while holding her {sometimes I run just to see the look on her face}.
12. She can roll - both ways.
13. She can almost hold her own bottle during a whole feeding {YES!!}
14. She has re-discovered a love for snuggling.  Only because she has a cold right now, but I'll take it.
15. She almost, ALMOST has a fat roll on her thighs.  We're so close!

She's such a delicous little thing.
I can't believe how time flies.


Lindsay said...

I love her bedtime routine. That's so cute! And that she's so ticklish-that's so fun! What a sweet little baby girl. And I'd really like to hear the Ginger Baby song next time I see you. :)

The Byers Family said...

I love our little Ging! She's just such a sweetie and I could snuggle her all day!
My sis-in-law uses one of those baby food bottles, you might want to try that for solids until she figures out the whole tongue/drool thing ;)

Jennie-O said...

Miss Jane, you're a sweetie! Also, Silly Love Songs?!?!?! She must be a Paul McCartney fan... She has excellent taste in music ;)

LiVeLifeLoveThomasFamily said...

She is a Beauty.... Good Job Momma taking care of all your beauties somedays I just sit back and listen to them giggle or talk to one another and this is the moment you remember why you was chosen by these girls to be their mommy... Any idea's on Costumes for this HallOween ... Thomas Family our being Good Ole Pirates...